Curse of the Starving Class

Sam Shepard’s powerful play, penned 40 years ago, continues to reflect a universal brilliance in an increasingly collapsing world. Now more than ever, Curse of the Starving Class (1978) is starkly relevant in its portrayal of a dysfunctional family on the brink of financial despair struggling for control of their rundown family farm.

In the work of the renowned American playwright, who died recently, conflict almost always revolves around identity, often suggesting that land defines who we are. We are a product of our ancestors 'it's in the blood', the territory we occupy, and it's inescapable.

Sylvaine Strike directs an electrifying company of actors in this bold and funny play.


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